Top 5 Ice Cream Spots in Northern Virginia

August is the perfect time to scope out the best place to beat the heat by grabbing a cone, shake, or sundae. Whether you’re looking for the perfect cone or the best shake after a fun event around town, you can’t go wrong with our top 5 spots for ice cream in Northern Virginia.  

Munch at The Block VA

Where: 4221 John Marr Drive, Annandale, VA 22003

Hours: Open daily, 11 AM – 10 PM

Why we love it: This ice cream shop serves delectable flavors, like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, stacked as high as you can imagine. Located in The Block VA, Munch offers delicious scoops at a reasonable price and is perfect for the adventurous and those with a really sweet tooth.

The best flavor? Cookie Butter – It lets you live the dream of eating the batter off the spoon with none of the fear.

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Frostie Moose Soft Ice Cream Store

Where: 12581 Milstead Way, Woodbridge, VA 22192

Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 12 PM – 9:30 PM, Friday and Saturday, 12 PM – 10 PM  

Why we love it: This local and seasonal pop-up ice cream spot features new flavors every single day, so you’ll never run out of options! With moose decor and the friendliest staff in Virginia, Frostie Moose is a place you can’t miss this summer when trying all the ice cream in Northern Virginia. 

The best flavor? Lemon Cheesecake – It’s refreshing and really hits the spot on a hot summer day.  

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Where: 4221 John Marr Drive, Annandale, VA 22003

Hours: Open daily, 11 AM – 10 PM

Why we love it: Ice cream, with a Taiwanese-inspired twist which creates fluffy, snow-like ice cream. In addition to the texture, the abundance of toppings means that the possibilities are endless and every trip is an opportunity to try something new.    

The best flavor? Honeydew – Try it with a Nilla Wafer and a condensed milk drizzle.

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Riverside Coffee Shop

Where: 201 Union Street, Occoquan, VA 22125

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 10 AM – 9 PM

Why we love it: When we think ice cream in Northern Virginia, we think Riverside. This local coffee shop has it all: sundaes, milkshakes, and cones in flavors that the whole family can enjoy as well as a caffeine pick-me-up for mom or dad! Riverside Coffee Shop has all the classics, but their selection of coffee flavors makes this every java lover’s ideal ice cream shop.
The best flavor? The Cappuccino Milkshake – It’s the perfect combo of sweet with a buzz.  

Stefano Versace Gelato

Where: 6500 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 AM 9 PM, Sunday, 11 AM – 7 PM

Why we love it: In the Gelato v. Ice Cream debate, Stefano Versace proves to be a strong contender for America’s Best Frozen Treat. The flavors at this gelato shop are delicious and there is a variety of flavors to satisfy any naysayer. 

The best flavor? Variegato alla Nutella – Nutella is always the right choice.

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